Yes, a long time since the previous post, but the last 10 months have kept me fairly busy. In addition to welcoming to the world a daughter and maintaining a good workload from a professional side (we just announced the latest version of CorelDRAW), I had the opportunity to realize a childhood dream: becoming a pilot!
And what a great time it has been to go through the process. I earned my Private Pilot License (PPL) on January 15, 2010 in about 10 months and wanted to share the journey for those who might be interested in doing the same. While this post is based on the Canadian regulations, PPL licenses seem to be fairly unified around the world and the comments here might still be of interest for you.